Snapchat launched Snappables, interactive lenses that create experiences with friends and augmented reality games. Each filter shows a different game, allowing you to fight aliens, eat fruit, run with a horse or blow soap bubbles. The types of games vary sporadically, at the discretion of the app, as do the lenses. Each animation requires a different command from the user, who gets points for making certain body movements and facial expressions, such as moving the eyes or opening the mouth.
At the end of the video recording, the game shows the score achieved and allows the player to share the snap with his friends to challenge them. Snappables are available on Snapchat's lens carousel, located to the left of the photo capture button. To activate them, I need to touch the screen, making the app recognize your face and create the virtual environment. Check out the tutorial below on how to use Snappables.
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Step 1. Open Snapchat and tap on the screen for the app to identify your face and show the lens carousel. Choose any of the filters on the left to activate a Snappable. An instruction will appear on the screen teaching you how to play. Remember that each filter requires its own movement;
Choose a Snappable to play on Snapchat Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. The phrase Shall we play? appear above the record button indicating that you can start the game. Touch the Play button to start recording, you do not need to hold the button. You must perform the facial command indicated in the previous step to play. In the example below, the goal was to eat strawberries. A timer at the top of the screen will show you how much time you have to score points.
Games on Snapchat are controlled by facial movements Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. At the end of the count, your score will be displayed at the top of the screen and you can insert texts, drawings and stickers normally. Then, you can post the video to your story or send the snap to your friends to challenge them.
Edit your snap and challenge your friends to get over it in Snapchat's augmented reality games Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Ready. Record your videos playing with Snappables and invite your Snapchat friends to play.